DANIELS, W.Va. — Local ties to a program first.
Sophomore Kelsey Allbright was part of the University of Charleston’s first-ever Mountain East Conference championship in women’s golf following Wednesday’s final round of tournament play at The Resort at Glade Springs.
Allbright — a 2015 graduate of Point Pleasant High School — fired consecutive rounds of 99, 94 and 93 in the three-day event, which led to 24th place finish and a final total of 286.
Allbright’s final tally was the lowest of any of the Golden Eagle participants, but UC still managed a 31-stroke victory over runner-up Notre Dame College and the rest of the nine-team field.
Charleston’s top performance came from Lauren Crouse, who finished third overall with a 244. Elizabeth Karsten was fifth with a 248, while Alyssa Wrozier was eighth with a 259.
UC — which joined the Mountain East Conference in 2013 — also received a 15th place effort of 271 from Ciara Costabile.
Natalia Jornet of Concord University was the MEC medalist with a three-day tally of 234.
As a senior with the Point Pleasant golf program, Allbright was the medalist in half of her matches and missed qualifying for the state tournament by one stroke.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.